We were delighted by the depth seen in last years’ Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) results. Combined with the International Baccalaureate (IB) results, 6.7% of CGGS ATARs were greater than or equal to 99 and more than one quarter were greater than or equal to 95. Furthermore, our median ATAR of 89.075 is an improvement of more than 3.3% over 2014, and also above the level reached in 2012, 2011 and 2010.Read more
Welcome back to the start of 2016.
We hope that your children have all returned to school rested and happy. It seems as though from day one, we are right back into the swing of things!
Are you a new family to your school? Do you know who or what APFACTS is?
APFACTS is a well-respected advocacy group representing non-government school parents in the ACT and is managed by parents who have a passion for education issues. Our nominated school P&F representatives have children ranging from infants through to high school, across all our member schools.
APFACTS members meet once a term to discuss the latest issues in education and to hear about current matters within your schools.
Have you heard the phrases “parental engagement” or “digital citizenship”?
APFACTS has been pivotal in highlighting these topics with Education groups across ACT. Our Executive Committee and Executive Officer are active participants in multiple ACT based education committees to ensure that our members have access to the most up to date information.
Every week we will submit an article to your schools newsletter focusing on issues that are of most importance/interest to parents. If you would like to know more about APFACTS and what we do please have a look at our web site (as below) or give us a call. We welcome your thoughts and involvement.
We hope you and your families have a great first week.
TERM TIME 2016 AT THE CGGS SWIMMING POOL
Mondays and Thursdays 7.15am to 7.45am
- Session starts at 7.15am and is finished by 8am
- Open to all Year 7-12 students
- Students must be able to swim 50m
- SwimFit is a swimming fitness program which focuses on participation, physical fitness and wellbeing using a variety of swimming and stroke activities
- Students should bring a water bottle, cap, goggles and a towel
- No charge for this activity, simply sign in with pool staff upon arrival
Breakfast Club - Mondays and Thursdays 7.45am to 8.15am
- BreakfastClub will be available each day after SwimFit
- Cereal, milk, toast, juice and water will be available for students
- Students should bring their own bowl, plate, cup and cutlery
- Local presenters will also be popping in to speak to students about breakfast nutrition and hydration
Link here to view the flyer.
ACTION has released information regarding new fares and changes to some school bus routes in the ACT - one of these changes affects CGGS students at both Junior and Senior School campuses.
Route 848 (afternoon service to Woden and Weston Creek districts)
Due to traffic conditions on Melrose Drive, Stop 2033 has been removed from the regular route until further notice.
Route 823 (afternoon service to Inner North suburbs)
ACTION has advised there will be a temporary relocation of the City Bus Station during the National Multicultural Festival (12 to 14 February). Buses will still run as scheduled on the Friday afternoon, however Route 823 PM will continue from the temporary stop on London Circuit. The regular route will resume on Monday 15 February. Link here for more information.
ACTION urges parents and students to check MyWay cards and top up if required. MyWay cards can be topped up automatically using the handy autoload service, online, over the phone via the ACTION information line (13 17 10), or in person with a MyWay recharge agent. New bus fares came into effect on 2 January 2016. Single trip concessions cash fares will remain $2.30 and MyWay fares are now $1.13. School students are almost $60 a month better off when using MyWay rather than paying a cash fare to and from school. Parents and students can find more information at action.act.gov.au or by calling 13 17 10.